Study finds Stonehenge may have been royal burial ground

Researchers from the University of Sheffield, England, say that radiocarbon dating of remains from Stonehenge suggest that the site was a burial ground for Britain's first royal dynasty, as early as 500 years before the stones were erected.

The study finds that remains were also interred at the site for years after the stones were transported to the site and erected. The archaeologists say that the pattern in which the graves were arrayed, and the small number of people interred there, suggest that they were members of a single family and that this family was one of great prominence at the time.